Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new report from WCRI that found that nonhospital prices paid for common surgeries performed on injured workers were higher than the prices paid by group health insurers for the same surgery in almost all of their 22 study states.
According to the study, workers’ compensation prices are very much shaped by the state fee schedules or their absence, and in some states workers’ comp prices paid for common surgeries were 2-4 times higher than group health. Notably, prices paid for office visits under workers’ compensation were typically within 30 percent of group health rates.
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